January 14, 2009

on an exposaroonie challenge...

best of 2008, exposaroonie challenge.

I've been a complete slacker when it comes to the challenges over at exposaroonie, but the most recent one was too good to pass up. (Oh, yeah. And it didn't involve taking a new photo, which certainly catered to my laziness when it comes to photography lately. I know, I know. I need to do something about this.)

Anyway, I had to choose my favorite photo from 2008 to submit. It was actually pretty difficult, considering last year was the year I bought my fancy shmancy camera and was able to capture some great shots with it. I ended up deciding on the above photo for a million little reasons. Mostly because it's one of those photos that was completely unplanned and random - it captures the perfect moment and ended up being the perfect composition and everything. My favorite photos are the ones that make me feel something when I see them. And this photo certainly does just that.

It gives me a feeling of pure joy, of freedom, of anticipation, of hope. Can one photo do that? Yes. Yes, it can. And I love that.

Head on over here to see the photos to choose from and vote for your favorite! (The voting section is on the right side of the screen, in case you're confused. Believe me, I don't judge.)

19 comments :

  1. that's such a fun website! (the expose one)

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  2. Love that picture! Going over to vote now! Loving your blog :)

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  3. That is a great picture! It makes me think that the girl in the picture is just opening her arms to not only the crashing waves, but everything life has to offer.

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  4. I've submitted! I actually think I voted for yours?

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  5. this is one of my favorites of yours. it's beautiful. obviously, i voted for you. :) xox

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  6. I love your photo(s). I second what Mandy wrote.

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  7. This picture captures pure childhood innocence. A girl without a care in the world taking the moment in. That's how I interpret it. I love this photo.

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  8. Love the photo! And you've received an award, head on over to my blog to accept it! Thanks.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! I voted for you!

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  10. I voted for you (:
    You're welcome!
    Great picture!

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  11. I hope you framed this one!

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  12. i absolutely adore this picture.

    and prior to this blog being posted, i had already voted for it.

    you're such a good little photog :)

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  13. aw that picture is just so fun.

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  14. I so voted for you. :)
    Actually, I was listening to a certain song by Coldplay as I was browsing blogs and websites, and when I meandered over to exposaroonie and looked through all the amazing submissions for this challenge... I actually got all teary-eyed when I came to yours. It was a combination of the song, the amazing moment you captured in this picture, and some hormones too probably. :) Regardless, I knew I had to vote for yours!

    so that was really long and drawn out... but I've missed commenting on your blog, and I've kind of missed you, which is why I'm rambling! I hope you're having a lovely week so far. :)

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  15. What a sweet moment! It makes me smile and want to act like a kid again!

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  16. i love that photo now, and i loved it the first time you posted it. you're right, it just feels great to look at it.

    on another note, i've bestowed upon you an award! come by to check it out:

    http://courtney903.blogspot.com/2009/01/when-life-gives-you-lemons.html

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  17. Love that photo! You seriously captured a perfect moment.

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  18. I do love your photo. there is so much life in it!

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